Figures of the Guinea Fowl are found on buildings built by ancient Egyptians as far back as 2400’s B.C. In 400 B.C. the Greeks considered the meat and eggs delicacies.The origin of the Guinea is the West Coast of Africa.
The guinea makes a very good watch dog and will let you know if an intruder is around. They are also known to be good tick and bug eaters. Guinea fowl are very hard to sex by sight. The males utter a one-syllable call, usually repeated several times in succession (chit, chit, chit). The females utter a two-syllable call, usually repeated several times in succession (buck-wheat, buck-wheat, buck-wheat, buck-wheat). Guinea fowl normally hide their nests and then show up with many little keets when allowed to free range. They like to roost high in trees.
Cackle Hatchery® is currently selling the following color varieties of Guinea keets: White, Lavender, Pearl, and Royal Purple Guineas. You can view and order these online and in our catalog. Place an order today for your local 4H and FFA student who want to show or breed them.
Cackle Hatchery® ships your baby guinea keet orders May-Aug and it is recommended to order in March and April to secure and reserve your baby keets. We hope you enjoy our guinea fowl breeds and check out our caring for keets.
We can not ship guineas to Hawaii.